Crane Accidents

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October, 2015 Archive

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Telehandler Over


Melbourne, Australia We have received a report that a telehandler overturned yesterday in Melbourne, Australia, but have no details of where it occurred and what it was doing. It looks as though it might have been travelling up a slope with a fully extended boom when it overturned. We do Read More

Tower Crane Jib Down in Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv, Israel The luffing jib of an out of service tower crane blew over the back of the superstructure in strong winds in Tel Aviv, Israel this morning. The storm caused extensive damage in the area, uprooting trees and taking overhead power lines down. Thankfully no one was hurt Read More

Loader Crane Over in Manchester


Manchester, England An articulated loader crane overturned while carrying out a lift at a pub in Manchester on Thursday night. The crane, mounted on a articulated truck/tractor trailer, was delivering a large advertising hording, it had lifted it clear of the trailer slewed over the side and was moving it Read More

Lucky Escape in Crane Brake Failure


Oradell, New Jersey A truck mounted crane overturned onto parked cars yesterday in Oradell, near Newark, New Jersey. The crane, a top end boom truck with cab, on a three axle chassis, is owned by Leons Crane Service, and was driving down a hill towards the town’s health center, when Read More

Crane Brings Down Boom Lift


Columbus, Ohio A man fell around 18 meters after the aerial lift he was working from was struck by an overturning crane yesterday in Genoa Township, on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.. The man had hooked a massive section of tree trunk to a 23 ton National 800 boom Read More

Fatal Shipyard Crane Collapse


Zhoushan, China A crane collapsed on Saturday at a ship at the Longshan Shipyard, ship repair yard in Zhoushan. China. The crane operator was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, two other men sustained serious injuries, while a fourth jumped into the sea to escape from the falling Read More

Fatal Truck Mount Collision


New South Wales, Australia A truck mounted platform collided with a 4×4 this morning in Berridal, New South Wales, Australia killing the two occupants of the car – an elderly couple – and seriously injuring the driver of the platform, who was airlifted to hospital. A passenger in platform was Read More

Crane Boom Collapse in Atlanta


Atlanta, Georgia A crawler crane boom came down on the site of a multistory car park in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, yesterday. Thankfully there were no injuries. The boom of the crane – a Manitowoc owned by Buckner, the steel erecting crane and rigging company – struck a boom Read More

Man Injured In Derby Crane Accident


Derby, Connecticut A worker was injured Tuesday during a crane accident in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church on Elizabeth Street in Derby. The man suffered severe head trauma, according to Derby police spokesman Lt. Sal Frosceno. The man’s name was not released. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Read More

Dutch Crane Mess Cleared


Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands The two cranes that overturned in August in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands have now been removed. A large floating crane was brought in, along with three large telescopic All Terrains from Mammoet. The two stricken cranes were then cut into sections and Read More

Crane Operator Rescued


Stockton, California A crane operator who suffered a heart attack was rescued with the help of another tower crane in Stockton, California, yesterday. The operator’s cab was at a height of more than 60 meters. The emergency services were called by the main contractor Turner Construction Company, two firemen then Read More

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